This week instead of continuing our spotlights by #PaulinaTheIntern we came across a blog by MODAMOB entitled “Jennifer Lawrence Wants to Ban the ‘F’ Word”- written by blogger Jascmeen Bush (story via Vogue UK). After reading this article, I felt the need to share this blog with our supporters, and to stand in solidarity with Jennifer Lawrence!
She went on to say, “If we’re regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words, because of the effect it has on our younger generation, why aren’t we regulating things like calling people ‘fat?’” – Bush quoting Lawrence
The rest of the blog can be found at:
As many of our Meganda Films supports know we are currently in production for our first documentary film entitled, The F-Word. A little about our film:
In 2006 I wrote an article inspired by a conversation I had with my then 7 year old sister. The conversation had to do with the word “FAT”. At 7 years old she asked my stepmother if she were Fat, the conversation stemmed from one I had with her days before, as I called myself Fat in front of her. She took the words I used to describe myself and internalized them. “Am I Fat, if everyone says I look like Megan, and she thinks she’s Fat, does that mean I am Fat too?” My heart broke a little that day and I was no longer allowed to use the “F-word” around her or my other sister whom was 5 years old.
This conversation made me think, and rethink about the way I talk about myself, and the effects the word has on us as women, and the greater effects it has on the next generation of young ladies and women.
On June 1st 2013, in San Francisco CA, we screened an extended preview of The F-Word to get feedback on our work and on the next phase of production. With the feedback we received in San Francisco we have been in preproduction, for the next stage of our film.
Below is our extended preview of The F-Word- Feedback Footage.
In 2014 we will begin filming for the next stage of The F-Word. Feel free to send us any comments, or feedback as we move forward to firstname.lastname@example.org. Join the conversation… and let’s start a movement.